Learning to deal with performance anxiety is essential for an athlete

As is often said, it is the little things that can often prove to be the difference between success and...

Has there been a more important time to monitor athlete well-being?

After months out of the game, without access to proper training facilities for much of that time, the return to...

Benefits of a positive mindset

No matter what level they are competing at, all athletes will suffer from some element of self-doubt. From the novice...

Mental well-being is just as important as physical well-being

Mental-health challenges are becoming the norm rather than the exception for many student athletes. Today’s coaches need to be aware...

Building a positive coach-athlete relationship

Success at any level of sport is influenced by many factors. Of course talent is the starting point for any...

The importance of ‘knowing your athletes’

It used to be the case that success in sport was based mostly on natural talent, but as competition developed,...

Can Sleep Improve Your Performance?

Sleep is simply not valued in our 24/7 society. We treat it as a luxury and it’s a necessity. If...

The personality traits that help athletes overcome pressure

How many times have we looked at an elite athlete and thought that pressure doesn’t affect them and concluded that...

How the body uses energy

The first law of thermodynamics is known as the ‘Law of Conservation of Energy’ and it states that energy cannot...

When and how will sport return?

So many sporting events have been canceled, moved or postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. No one really knows the...

Self Confidence and Performance

Confidence is the essential trait that defines each individual’s hope and faith in achieving their goals, that leads to successfully...

Looking after the health and well-being of your athletes with Metrifit

In the modern sporting world, the gap between winning and losing can come down to fractions of seconds, millimeters, or...

Sleep should be part of your training plan

Asking athletes to play on minimal sleep is the same as asking them to “play with one hand tied behind...

Using Session-RPE with your team

Swedish researcher Gunnar Borg passed away earlier this week at the age of 92. He is the man behind the...

The importance of knowing when an athlete has reached load limit

Ensuring an athlete is in the best possible condition to compete at their best when it matters most is one...

Breathing techniques and improved performance

Each of us has the ability to tap into our innate function – the breath – to increase energy and...

Mental health needs of elite athletes

Mental illness is probably one of the greatest silent epidemics in our country. It’s a public health issue and now...

Injuries cost much more than medals

Did you ever wonder why the world of sport is so obsessed with injury prevention? On the face of it,...

Interview with JC Anderson

We were delighted to get the opportunity to have a chat with JC Anderson, the Director of the Athletic Training...